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Posted: 6/30/2003 1:51:50 PM EDT
With the flood of .17 HMR guns and ammo in the market, is the .22 WMR heading for a slow death?
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 3:43:10 PM EDT
Hell no. The .17MHR is a neat little round but it'll never replace the .22LR or the .22WMR.
Link Posted: 7/8/2003 6:05:57 AM EDT
No way in hell the .17 HMR will ever replace 22 rifire of .22 WMR.
Heck, I don't even know anyone who owns a .17HMR yet.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 12:37:40 PM EDT
It isn't going to replace the .22 Mag. Also from what I heard from a gun shop owner/shooter, the round it basically the same god damn thing. Just that the .22 Mag is harder hitting, where the .17 HMR has a flatter trajectory. This better not turn into one of those 5.56mm vs. 7.62mm arguements.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 1:19:04 PM EDT
I have both. I like my Marlin .22 mag. It kills the hell out of groundhogs that are too close to use the Mauser on.

I just picked up a Savage .17, the little bullet really zaps them pretty good. I have only taken shots out to 86 yards with it, but it does very well to that range. One exception, I hit a groundhog at 183 yards but I think it just annoyed him a little. It took four shots to hit him.

The .22 mag will do the job (I have found) reliably out to 125 yards.

I really see little advantage between the two. The .17 just seams cooler though.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 2:09:34 PM EDT
I have a .22 mag and a .17 and I can definetly say that the .17 will not replace the .22 mag. While the .17 does shoot flater it doesnt have any where near the power of the .22 mag. Just my opinion.
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 11:13:01 PM EDT
Can the .22LR safely be shot out of a .22 Magnum chambered barrel?
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:47:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Johnphin:
Can the .22LR safely be shot out of a .22 Magnum chambered barrel?


[size=24]NO![/size] The .22LR has a diameter of .223 and the .22WMR has a diameter of .224. In a survival situation you don't have much to loose, but for everyday shooting you'd be subject to split cases and hot gasses escaping from the breech. DON'T DO IT!
Link Posted: 7/22/2003 6:53:58 AM EDT
I see the .17 HMR as an extended range rabbit exterminator.

The benefit is it's accuracy, low noise, and tendency to neither penetrate nor ricochet. Perfect for taking care of business in urban and suburban environments.

The .22 LR can bounce too easily and it doesn't beat the .17 HMR for accuracy or striking power.
The .22 mag is a great round, but sometimes overkill - a little too much power for neighborhood pest elimination.

That's my $.02 anyhow.
Link Posted: 7/23/2003 9:39:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:

Originally Posted By Johnphin:
Can the .22LR safely be shot out of a .22 Magnum chambered barrel?


[size=24]NO![/size] The .22LR has a diameter of .223 and the .22WMR has a diameter of .224. In a survival situation you don't have much to loose, but for everyday shooting you'd be subject to split cases and hot gasses escaping from the breech. DON'T DO IT!



Not intending on splitting hairs here, but the difference is much greater than .001". The difference at the base of the case is more like .040"-.060". You fire a .22 LR in a .22 WMR chamber and you get nicely ballooned case heads.

I know because I was sitting next a guy at the range years ago that was doing this until I informed him that the cases are supposed to come out of the gun looking very similar to how they were when they went in. Fortunately, none of the cases let go in his case. If it were my only option in a survival sitation and I had good eye protection I might try it. But as long as I can go to the store and buy the correct ammo, I'll pass.

Kent
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 5:36:13 PM EDT
Yeah you're right about the numbers. I should have known better.

BTW the .17 HMR is NOT quiet.
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